O’Donnell + Tuomey – Contemporary Crafts
AV Monographs Issue No. 182
Over almost thirty years, the Irish O’Donnell + Tuomey have forged a career specializing in public projects that pay special attention to the civic role of architecture. After coinciding at the office of James Stirling in London, Sheila O’Donnell (1953) and John Tuomey (1954) set up their own studio in 1988 in Dublin, where they started working on projects to renew the city’s urban center and from where they now design large cultural buildings in London or Budapest. Their work has expanded in scale and scope, furthering their commitment with material quality and formal coherence, and has been distinguished with the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal in 2015.
Issue no. 182 of AV Monographs analyzes their career through a selection of twenty works and projects, with an introductory essay by the critic Kenneth Frampton and an interview by Laura Fernández Suárez, which analyze the works and concepts that have been key in formulating the architects’ unique constructive grammar.
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